The Supreme Judicial Court seeks your assistance in responding to the
questionnaires being sent to attorneys to evaluate the performance of Trial
Court judges in Massachusetts. The purpose of the SJC's Judicial
Performance Evaluation program is to enhance judicial performance and the
quality of the judicial branch. Crucial to this effort is the full
participation of the bar.
The judges of the Land Court will be evaluated starting October 14th by
attorneys and court employees. Attorneys who have appeared in Land Court during
the last two years will receive questionnaires.
Any attorney that receives a questionnaire should take the time to complete
it, as the more responses received, the more accurate the judicial evaluations
will be. The Supreme Judicial Court's evaluation program is the best opportunity
for attorneys to voice their opinions of the members of the judiciary.
Questionnaires will be sent electronically, with attorneys receiving an email
linking to the evaluation website. As required by statute, the evaluations
are confidential and anonymous. The results of the evaluation will be
presented to the judge, the Chief Justice of the Land Court, the Chief Justice
of the Supreme Judicial Court and the Chief Justice of Administration and